Today group M learnt about factorising. We were tasked to watch 2 videos and take notes. Then we gave some expressions a try. We finished it off with doing some Maths XL.
Information Report – Thailand (Plan)
This week we are still learning/working on Information Reports. Instead of being given a topic we were tasked to choose our own. Either a place, person or animal, I chose Thailand. In this presentation I have worked on my plan, or the 3 topics of my report.
Writing Challenge – Week 8
For week 8 writing we were tasked to make a piece of writing following a challenge. The challenge for week 8 is showed in slides 2 & 3. Not only do you have to follow these requirements, but you also have to make it 6 sentences long!
Information Report – Hippos
Information Report – Hippos
The hippo is the third largest land species on earth. With 36 teeth and the bite force stronger than a lion, you don’t want to mess with this mammal. Swimming in rivers is their fun time. While protecting the newborn is most important. Their unique features protect the hippo from the harsh African sun. This is a lot of information, and there is much more.
You can find the hippo relaxing in the slow moving rivers and lakes of Africa. They live in warm fahrenheit, liking their waters from 18-35 degrees celsius. Outside of the river they enjoy finding fruits and lawns of short grass, called hippo lawns. The species are herbivores meaning they only eat plants, fruits and veggies.Finishing their day with only 40kg of food each night (a female weighs 1500 kg on average).
Weight at birth can vary from 25kg-45kg. The female calves mature at the age of 5-6 years, and the males at 7 years. They are expected to live up to the age of 36. Closest relatives are pigs, whales and dolphins. To calves crocodiles, hyenas, lions and leopards are a threat. However, the most dangerous threat is their own species. There are up to 30 hippos in one family, when disagreements/fights occur the calves can get squashed. This happens very often.
The hippo or water horse (Greek meaning) is very robust. Because of the huge amount of skin they have, it needs to be kept wet for most of the day. This protects it from getting dry and harmed from the sun.True sweat glands are not a thing in the hippo world. Instead a thick red substance called blood sweat releases from their pores. Creating a thick layer on top of their skin preventing infections and sunburn. Even though water is in their name, these animals can’t actually float because of how heavy they are.
The hippo species is very interesting, with many more facts to be learned. Their living situation, diet, family life and features are only a few of the many amazing secrets the hippo holds. Their good sense of hearing and smell helps them survive in the dangerous jungles. Calves grow up fast learning new things at a fascinating speed. They can also see, breathe and hear underwater. What isn’t there to love about this species?
The Zoo Debate – Reading
This week in Literacy class we have worked on debate this week. The topic we were given was: Should Animals be kept in Zoos? This topic is very controversial and there are a lot of reason why and why they shouldn’t be kept in zoos. My opinion on this topic is animals should not be kept in zoos. I researched this topic with Aye and Angelica. To find out more, check out the slides above.
Combining like terms – Maths
Throughout the week my group has been learning how to combine like terms. We learned this by first working with our teacher and then taking notes off of videos. This helped us complete this weeks task, combining like terms in our maths books and online.
Term 2 Extension Project – History/Brainstorms
This time we have been researching history and the topics we will focus on this term. I am working with Angelica, Leo and Elijah. We are focusing on Resources and Transport.
Term 1 Project – Whakatauki Scratch
Last term we worked on a scratch project themed on Whakatauki’s. A Whakatauki is a saying in Maori, there are thousands. I chose the Whakatauki – He waka eke noa or A waka we are all on together. I had fun making this, but the coding was a bit difficult for me. All you need to do is click the green flag and watch. Enjoy 🙂